Massie says he plans to vote against Boehner again on Tuesday

01/04/2015 03:26 PM

When U.S. House Republicans vote for leadership on Tuesday Kentucky U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie is hoping they’ll choose someone other than current speaker John Boehner of Ohio to lead the body.

The new Congress will convene next week and an already a frustrated faction of the GOP is letting it be known that they don’t plan to vote for another term with Boehner at the helm.

In a press release issued Saturday Massie, who has voted against Boehner in the past, said House leadership has misled members in the past, not given adequate time to read over complicated and lengthy legislation before calling a vote and has removed members from committees “because they voted for the principles upon which they campaigned.”

For those reasons, Massie said it is no wonder people don’t trust Washington and he’s pointing to change in House leadership to change all of that.

“On January 6th, 2015, I will vote for a new Speaker who will consistently articulate a constitutional vision for America and facilitate an inclusive and orderly legislative process that allows Congress to truly reflect the will of the people,” Massie said.

Massie, Kentucky’s 4th District Congressman, first voted against Boehner in January of 2013.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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